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PHOENIX (KSAZ) - Despite intense political pressure from Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, ICE officers dropped off at least two busloads of undocumented immigrants at the Phoenix Greyhound bus station.

"Last night I had six families, right now I only have one lady and her boy," said Eulalia Zuniga.

At the sacred heart church not far from the bus station, donations are pouring in, everything from shoes, and clothes, toiletries, and plenty of food.

"It is like sad, just imagining being there shoes, it is really sad," said Julia Escalante.

"They have terrified faces, and they don't really want to speak because they are scared," she said.

All of the immigrants dropped off today were women and children.

"The first time I feel so sad when I see the kids, I think of my family, I never want to see my kids in another place. I want to see my family together," said Zuniga.

The immigrants are coming from Texas where there has been a surge in Central-American families apprehended by the federal agents. ICE says it is common to transport captured immigrants to other parts of the country, but volunteers say the amount coming recently to Phoenix is way more than usual.

"It made me sad to think that our nation that is built on immigrants is turning people away or shipping them to Phoenix, the hottest place, and expecting them to find their way," said Tina Coffee.

Earlier this week the Governor wrote a letter to the President criticizing the drop offs. We checked with her office and they have not received any word on when or if the drops will stop or slow down.
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